March 2019 featured plenty of innovative programming, family events, and field trips. Check out our highlights from the month of March, and find out more about Chef Elena's Cooking Class and Mad Science's Workshop at Prospect Early Education Center.
Earlier this month, John Theodorou of Mad Science, which produces interactive STEM lessons, visited Prospect Early Childhood Education Center for a hands-on chemistry workshop. As the children surveyed the colorful liquids, beakers, and test tubes arranged on a table in the front of the room, Theodorou introduced himself as Proton
Chef Elena of Well Rooted Kitchen stopped by Saratoga afterschool to teach the cooking club how to make veggie dumplings, banana wontons, and fruit spring rolls. The lesson was an opportunity for the kids to try new foods, practice their kitchen skills, and learn some healthy and delicious new recipes.
To celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, kids of all ages at Prospect afterschool had the chance to practice their brushing and learn about proper oral hygiene through fun and age-appropriate activities. Older students aged 10 to 17 in Prospect’s Big Brownstone and Future Link program completed an “egg-xperiment” using eggs, which have
After months of rehearsals, discussions, and poster painting sessions, families and staff at Saratoga Family Residence saw their hard work come to life at a family talent show. The show was planned largely in response to a request from Star P, a mother who resides at Saratoga alongside two of her sons and
At last month’s “F is for Family” workshop, families from Prospect Family Residence and afterschool had the opportunity to engage with the new set of resources developed by Sesame Street in Communities to help explain the experience of homelessness to young children. “It’s so important for all kids to see their lived experiences
At the annual Teen Leader Retreat, participants in the HFH Summer Camps Teen Leader Program gathered for a weekend filled with ropes courses and reminiscing after a summer spent acting as mentors at HFH Summer Camps. The Teen Leader Program, which lasts for three years, gives participants the opportunity to mentor younger campers
At Williamsbridge Recreation, every month brings a new theme for educational engagement, often focusing on topics underserved in the classroom. The highlight of last month's science theme was a KidCare-sponsored trip to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ where students engaged with exhibits exploring the human body, animal science, and mechanics.
Teamwork, Determination, and Strength at the 6th Annual Schweid & Sons B-Ball and Burgers Tournament
Kids from Prospect, Saratoga, and Williamsbridge all came together for the 6th Annual Schweid & Sons B-Ball and Burgers tournament. With temperatures cooling down and rain clearing from the initial forecast, the day was perfect for all of the scheduled outdoor activities. Hosted by KidCare—a charitable, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to simply
After a long day of school, the last thing some students want to do is follow along with another lesson. But when it comes to after school Recreation, instructors at Williamsbridge have found an engaging and exploratory way to keep kids learning without it feeling repetitive. Every month, the group follows a specific